Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Reviews

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January 8, 2019
While the film itself is fun, its place in the wizarding world continuity requires some more thought overall.
December 8, 2018
The perfect compliment to children who grew up with Harry Potter and are now adults ... The series looks back with the trappings of a film more tailored for adults in tone.
November 13, 2018
Director David Yates knows this world well and is able to bring this world to life with the same sense of wonderment.
November 5, 2018
Stirring Johnny Depp into the mix is not the solution I would have hoped for and gives me legitimate cause for concern going forward.
November 4, 2018
The closest thing to the grotesque incestuous f***pile that defines the deeper recesses of modern "fanfic" culture ever to grace a movie screen: a Doctor Who meets Pokemon mash-up rewritten into a tangential Harry Potter prequel.
November 2, 2018
As the credits rolled and the foreknowledge of a collective eight-to-ten more hours of this stuff hit me, all I felt was fatigue.
November 1, 2018
With its lush visual style, fascinating themes, and real sense of magical wonder, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a pretty good start to a further expanding universe.
October 19, 2018
This is all a lot of fun, with the colorful and imaginative creatures standing out against the beiges and grays of the city. The beasts all have a great deal of personality, and several have large impacts on the plot as well.
September 5, 2018
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an excellent adventure story that fans and non-fans alike can enjoy.
August 30, 2018
Thoroughly fun, innovative, and a crowd pleasing new look at the Wizarding World that only J.K Rowling masters at writing and David Yates masters in directing.
August 28, 2018
As the audience, we have developed no connection whatsoever with the characters that we are about to see, yet the film is trying evoke memories of a deep past that earned its affection over the course of a decade.
August 23, 2018
The burden of the vast story behind and ahead of this film slows it down at times, but the concept of film "universes" seems to be here to stay. If you're going to dwell in a universe, this is a gorgeous and delightful choice.
August 22, 2018
The film is a decent trip back into the world of magic, but it isn't a strong film on its own.
August 21, 2018
I must say that the film is not without its charm. The beasts themselves are wonderful, the score by James Newton Howard is one of the best of the year. And a couple of characters/actors really stood out in the chilly, ho-hum cast.
August 20, 2018
She expands into a mystical, magical world using some existing storylines to dip into its past for an intelligent, gripping and fully entertaining prequel that only deepens the Potter universe... and its characters into a fresh and bold direction.
June 13, 2018
Great if you fear change but if you're looking for depth, fresh eyes, or diversity, this ain't the film for you.
May 22, 2018
Despite all the spell-casting, this Harry Potter prequel offers some of the most realistic representations of environmental research field work you're likely to see in a movie this decade.
April 11, 2018
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them creates a new page that will bewitch us in new exciting adventures. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 21, 2018
Fantastic Beasts feels like a missed opportunity for Rowling...While there are flashes of wonder and whimsy, there seems little in these characters that would support an ambitious, five-part franchise.
February 22, 2018
[Dan Fogler] is so good. He's funny, he brings a lot of heart to the movie, and he plays the part of us, the audience. I thought it was a brilliant move to have someone in the movie who can't do magic be a part of this adventure.
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